We are an intimate, innovative and interdisciplinary department with rich, one-of-a-kind offerings by award-winning faculty in several fields of practice. Our students write books and plays, and create performances, films, gallery shows, installations, and events.

Our programs are designed for artists and practitioners who:
  • want individual and small group support to write a book, produce a performance, or develop a large scale project in a rigorous, supportive setting.
  • are teachers or therapists who want to develop their own practice as artists, performers, or writers, and learn the tools for bringing these practices into their professional work.
  • are interested in creative resistance and working collaboratively with artists and communities.
  • make work that doesn't "fit" into traditional studio or conservatory programs because you work across two or more disciplines.
  • seek an intensive format designed for working adults.
  • want to create more meaningful lives through disciplined creative and self-inquiry in a community of makers.
  • are ready to utilize undergraduate credits from our Bachelor's Completion Program towards an MFA degree.

ALL THREE MFA PROGRAMS ALSO OFFER A 10-CREDIT ELECTIVE FOCUS IN ART & SOCIAL JUSTICE

MFA CI & WCC Academic Calendars

Creative Inquiry, Interdisciplinary Arts & Writing & Consciousness

Academic Calendars for 2016-2017

2016-2017
Fall 2016 Spring 2017
August 19, 20, 21 January 6, 7, 8
September 9, 10, 11 January 27, 28, 29
September 23, 24, 25 February 10, 11, 12
October 14, 15, 16 March 3, 4, 5
November 4, 5, 6 March 24, 25, 26
November 18, 19, 20 April 7, 8, 9



Academic Calendars for 2017-2018

2017-2018
Fall 2017 Spring 2018
August 18, 19, 20 January 5, 6, 7
September 8, 9, 10 January 26, 27, 28
September 22, 23, 24 February 16, 17, 18
October 13, 14, 15 March 2, 3, 4
November 3, 4, 5 March 23, 24, 25
November 17, 18, 19 April 13, 14, 15


CLASS HOURS
Friday
 5:30-9:30 pm
Saturday 9 am-8 pm
Sunday 9 am-6 pm

MFA Theatre-Performance Making Academic Calendar

Theatre-Performance Making Academic Calendars
SUMMER/FALL 2016

SUMMER 2016 FALL 2016

TPM 7324 Developmental Project 1
June 6-10, 2016
June 13-17, 2016

TPM 7309 Portfolio 2
Sept 12 - October 3, 2016
October 24 - December 12, 2016

TPM 7334 UK Exchange
July 25 - August 13, 2016

TPM 7325 Developmental Project 2
Sept 12 - December 12, 2016

Curriculum Includes
- Research and other practical assignments for Portfolio II
- Researching and writing your dissertation for Development Project II.
- Periodic teacher/student meetings
- Rehearsals toward your performance contribution to the May Festival, be it a revival/revision of your Semester 2 piece or the first outing of   the new piece begun within the context of Development I and II.
- Various ongoing organizational and administrative tasks toward producing the Festival
- Periodic teacher/student meetings
- Attending guest-artist workshops and local performances

Questions about admissions or the MFA Program?

Admissions Counselor:
Christopher Ho
(415) 575-6155
cho@ciis.edu

MFA Program Coordinator:
Paula Junn
(415) 575-3421
pjunn@ciis.edu

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